Now

Page last updated: February 2023 | inspired by Derek Sivers and his Now project. 

Interactive Fiction (IF): finally getting to dive back into this old passion of mine. Playing some adventures, small and large. Watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, coming up to date with the community. Re-developing my own, old adventures in new tools and code such as TAB, Twine, Adrift, and Inform.  My second IF game called Xanadu is available on ThinBASIC Adventure Builder's (TAB) Catventure site. My first game called Palace of the Silver Princess is available upon request

Financial Independence: volunteering with the Pittsburgh ChooseFI network to administer the group, have meetups for discussion, etc. Hoping to share my knowledge and also learn from others.

Education and new skills: learning to ride motorcycles, seeking amateur radio skills and possibly license, wine and spirits education (WSET Wine level 1 done, possibly the next step in 2023,) starting to line up additional SCUBA certifications and thinking about sailing skills/resume building and license.

Travel: overall goal is to have visited as many countries as my age (I have a lot of catching up to do.) To that end, planning to visit Southwest Asia in 2023. Planning plenty of travel in 2023. Domestically, focused on visiting national parks and monuments whenever possible.

Climbing: continuing to seek out new meccas of rock and ice - none on the near horizon - and visit old ones (Red Rock Canyon, maybe Kalymnos in 2023). One mountain still of interest: Alpamayo in Peru - considering 2023. Achieved goal of 50 summits in 2022.

Reading: definitely back into reading now that I'm "retired" (rewired); trying to read at least one book per month and exceeding that goal currently. Good balance of fiction and non-fiction.

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